Central Michigan tops Northern Illinois in triple OT

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Cooper Rush connected with Tyler Conklin for a 25-yard touchdown pass on the first play of triple overtime, sending Central Michigan to a 34-28 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday. Northern Illinois had the first possession in triple overtime, but Christian Hagan's 34-yard field goal attempt was blocked. On the next play, Conklin released up the seam and used...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Coleman's INT helps Central Michigan beat Ball State 24-21

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Cooper Rush threw for 269 yards and one touchdown, and Central Michigan held on to beat Ball State 24-21 on Saturday. Riley Neal led the Cardinals to the Chippewas 29 with 1:43 remaining, but threw an interception to Amari Coleman in the end zone to end the drive. On the ensuing series, Devon Spalding ran 52 yards on a second-and-4, and then Central...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Western Michigan beats Central Michigan to remain undefeated

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Zach Terrell threw for three touchdowns and Corey Davis became the Mid-American Conference's all-time leader in career receiving yards as Western Michigan remained undefeated by beating rival Central Michigan 49-10 on Saturday night. Terrell threw for 170 yards for the Broncos (5-0, 1-0) and Davis had 72 yards with two touchdowns. Jarvion Franklin - who...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Benkert sets Virginia passing yards record

Earlier this week, Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall claimed that the Cavaliers are “gaining momentum” despite their 0-3 start. That may be true after they beat up on the previously undefeated Central Michigan Chippewas today to earn their first win of the year. In the game, transfer quarterback Kurt Benkert was the catalyst for the Cavaliers’ success as he set the school...
Via Campus Sports Net
28 days ago

Benkert TDs rescue Virginia against Central Michigan, 49-35

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Kurt Benkert threw five touchdown passes, the last two after Virginia had squandered all of a 28-0 lead, and the Cavaliers gave coach Bronco Mendenhall his 100th career victory, 49-35 over Central Michigan. Benkert hit Olamide Zaccheaus with a go-ahead 82-yard pass after the Cavaliers defense forced its first punt since the opening quarter. Virginia ...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rush throws 6 TD passes, Central Michigan beats UNLV 44-21

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Cooper Rush threw six touchdown passes and Central Michigan pulled away in the second half to beat UNLV 44-21 on Saturday. The Chippewas (3-0) are off to their best start since 2002, and showed no signs of a letdown after stunning 22nd-ranked Oklahoma State last week. That game should have ended on a fourth-down intentional grounding foul against the...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Reviewing the End of Oklahoma State Vs. Central Michigan

The setup  Down by three with just over three minutes left in the fourth quarter, Central Michigan quarterback Cooper Rush threw an interception at midfield. Oklahoma State only needed to convert one first down and then run out the remaining time since Central Michigan only had one more timeout to stop the clock. Oklahoma State got the necessary first down with an 18 yard completion...
Via The Sports Quotient
September 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Quantifying Quarterbacks: Cooper Rush Gains Signature Win over Oklahoma State

In one of the most controversial, mismanaged turn of events in recent memory, Cooper Rush threw a hail mary that turned into a hook-and-ladder play to put away a ranked Oklahoma State team. Rush will have an asterisk next to this critical victory, but that is somewhat unfair to him. As undeserving as the opportunity for a final play was, it was Rush’s performance over the course...
Via Optimum Scouting
September 13, 2016  |  Discuss

MAC & Big 12 suspend officiating crews from Central Michigan-Oklahoma State game

The biggest controversy and most exciting game over the weekend happened when Central Michigan took on Oklahoma State in Stillwater. The game was tight and Central Michigan won on a hail mary that should not have counted. CMU wideout Jesse Kroll caught the pass, and smartly found teammate Corey Willis for the lateral, who would run it into the end zone giving the Chippewas the victory...
Via The Comeback
September 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Gundy issues statement about officials botching ending

Mike Gundy issued a statement on Sunday about the officials messing up the ending of Oklahoma State’s game on Saturday against Central Michigan, which essentially cost the Cowboys a win. Here’s the statement by Gundy: “I’m disappointed in myself that I called a play that could have been interpreted as intentional grounding. That play has been in our playbook for 12 years...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Central Michigan Upsets Oklahoma State On Botched Call

Week 2 of college football had its fair share of surprises and disappointments, but no game had a more shocking finish than the one between Oklahoma State and Central Michigan. The game ended on an improbable touchdown during an untimed down when Central Michigan QB threw a Hail Mary to receiver Jesse Kroll, who then threw a lateral pass to fellow receiver Corey Willis. The Chippewas...
Via Gamedayr
September 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Forget about the officiating and give Central Michigan credit for winning the game

I’m deeply disappointed in how most major media outlets are handling Central Michigan’s upset over Oklahoma State. Instead of complaining about the officiating, they should have given the Chippewas credit for winning the game. Make no mistake about it: the botched call was certainly a story. By rule, Central Michigan should not have received an untimed down after accepting an...
Via The Student Section
September 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Here’s the Central Michigan radio call of their miraculous TD vs Oklahoma State

The Central Michigan Chippewas stunned the No. 22 Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday in Stillwater on an unbelievable Hail Mary and lateral play to win the game 30-27, as time expired. Of course, it was on an untimed down and should’ve never happened (as you can read more about in the link). Either way, it did happen, and it will go down as one of the most memorable plays of the...
Via The Comeback
September 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Big 12 says Oklahoma State game is final, cannot be overturned

The Big 12 has issued a statement regarding the controversial ending to the Oklahoma State-Central Michigan game on Saturday, and it doesn’t spell good news for the Cowboys. In the statement, Big 12 head of officiating Walt Anderson cited a rule saying the outcome of the game is final and cannot be overturned. Aaaaand the statement from the Big 12 on the end of Central Michigan...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Central Michigan’s Incredible Game-Winning Hail Mary Shouldn’t Have Counted

First things first: Central Michigan’s Hail Mary at the end of its game against Oklahoma State on Saturday was one of the craziest plays you’ll ever see. The Chippewas trailed the Cowboys 27-24 with literally no time left on the clock and needed a touchdown from their own 49-yard line. And when receiver Jesse Kroll caught quarterback Cooper Rush’s desperation heave 12 yards...
Via NESN.com
September 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Central Michigan upsets Oklahoma State off of a hail mary hook-and-ladder TD on untimed down

While this weekend in college football wasn’t going to nearly live up with the non-stop excitement and unpredictability as last week, that didn’t mean that this week wouldn’t have something. Down 27-24 to No. 22 ranked Oklahoma State, unranked Central Michigan had the ball on their own 49 yard line. With the clock at :00 and the benefit of an untimed down due to an Oklahoma...
Via The Comeback
September 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Central Michigan Upsets Oklahoma State On Miraculous Final Play

STILLWATER, Okla. — Corey Willis grabbed a lateral from Jesse Kroll at the Oklahoma State 12, raced for the end zone and reached across the goal line for a miraculous last-play touchdown that gave Central Michigan a stunning 30-27 victory over the 22nd-ranked Cowboys on Saturday. After an intentional grounding penalty on Oklahoma State gave the Chippewas one last untimed play...
Via The Denver Post
September 10, 2016

Stunning final play gives Central Michigan win over Okla. St

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Corey Willis grabbed a lateral from Jesse Kroll at the Oklahoma State 12, raced for the end zone and reached across the goal line for a miraculous last-play touchdown that gave Central Michigan a stunning 30-27 victory over the 22nd-ranked Cowboys on Saturday. After an intentional grounding penalty on Oklahoma State gave the Chippewas one last untimed play...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Central Michigan stuns Oklahoma State on wild final play

The Central Michigan Chippewas and Oklahoma State Cowboys had one of the craziest endings of the college football season and we are only in Week 2. The Cowboys held a 27-24 lead with just seconds left in the game when the Chippewas scored on a last-second Hail Mary to win the game. Quarterback Cooper Rush found Jesse Kroll deep down the field and inside the 10. He pitched the ball...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 10, 2016

Hayes scores 3 TDs, Central Michigan routs Presbyterian 49-3

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Jahray Hayes ran for three touchdowns and Central Michigan rolled over Presbyterian 49-3 in the season opener for both teams on Thursday night. On the second play from scrimmage, Devon Spalding broke off a 69-yard touchdown run and the rout was on. Spalding finished with 135 yards rushing on just 15 carries. In the second quarter, Presbyterian punted...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Central Michigan RB Romello Ross out for 2016

The Central Michigan Chippewas made their way to the Quick Lane Bowl against the Minnesota Golden Gophers last season and they are looking to begin competing in the MAC again this year. However, they will be without a pretty big part of their offense going into the 2016 season in running back Romello Ross. It was reported late Saturday evening that Ross would be out the entire 2016...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Central Michigan Football: Remembering Zurlon Tipton

It was an overcast Thursday afternoon on St. Patrick’s Day where rain poured onto the streets of Central Michigan University’s campus, but inside the indoor football complex, the program was holding its annual pro day, where over 30 scouts from both the NFL and CFL were invited to take a glimpse at the Chippewas’ outgoing seniors. One of the many alumni that were also in...
Via isportsweb.com
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

5 Group of 5 Quarterbacks To Build a Program Around

Group of 5 schools might not receive as much publicity as the big boys, but they’re still loaded with talent, especially at the quarterback position. Here’s a list of five signal callers from non-power conferences that any power conference coach would want to build his program around. 5. Cooper Rush, Central Michigan A three-year starter, Rush has thrown for 9,356 yards as...
Via The Student Section
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft: Getting to Know Central Michigan’s Kavon Frazier

Central Michigan safety Kavon Frazier has embraced the value of hard work his entire life. But it was not until he got his official invite to the NFL combine late January that Frazier understood just how close he was to the chance at playing at the NFL. By: Cory Burrell “Sometimes you get the feeling you’re being overlooked,” Frazier said in an interview with Optimum Scouting...
Via Optimum Scouting
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Rush, Chippewas fall 21-14 to Minnesota in Quick Lane Bowl

DETROIT (AP) Cooper Rush was being taken down from behind, so to avoid a sack, he tossed the ball toward a receiver. ''Looking back, probably should have just ate it,'' the Central Michigan quarterback said. Rush's risky pass was intercepted, and the Chippewas fell 21-14 to Minnesota on Monday night in the Quick Lane Bowl. It was a tough ending to a terrific season for Rush,...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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